Beastie Boys confirm album release

Mike D says 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2' is coming out as originally scheduled

Beastie BoysMike D has confirmed that the band will release their new album, ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2’, this spring.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the rapper said that ‘Pt 1’ of ‘Hot Sauce Committee’ was “still delayed”, but added of its counterpart: “The second one is coming out as originally scheduled.”

He went on to say that the band are “open” to touring the new album, although he added: “We’re still going to have to see how he’s [bandmate Adam Yauch] doing.”

Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node in 2009.

Mike D also confirmed that the band are working on a new video together. “We’ve got a video we got to finish, a big video,” he said. “I know people don’t make big videos any more but we made a big video. It’s not even a video, it’s a film-eo. A cinematic, short film.”

Last month it was revealed that Yauch is set to write and direct a short film, set to star Elijah Wood, about the band’s 1987 music video ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’.